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Root Browser slower on custom kernels?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NSXLA, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. NSXLA

    NSXLA Well-Known Member
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    Was pondering if anyone else notice, the stock browser being a tad bit slower (about 7 seconds) with a custom kernel, compared to stock. :thinking:

    Yes i have tried multiple kernels with the same results, i wonder why this is the case, i love the features (unlocked fps/Over-under clocking) of some of the custom kernels , but losing 7-8 seconds is rather annoying especially on 3G. Running Froyo btw.
     

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  2. exBBuser

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    I'm not having that issue.I'm tuning Cyanogen RC2 with his latest beta Kernel.
     
  3. NSXLA

    NSXLA Well-Known Member
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    Have you compared to a Evo with stock kernel? - I might give his kernel a try, thanks.
     
  4. exBBuser

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    His Kernels only work with his ROMs
     
  5. EarlyMon

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    No issues with stock rooted and netarchy's kernel.
     
  6. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!
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    How are you coming to the conclusion that a stock browser on stock kernel is 7 seconds faster than stock browser on custom kernel? What is the basis of your measurement?
     
  7. NSXLA

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    Came to the conclusion, by stumbling upon it while comparing my OCed evo (thought flash loading would be faster) with the stock evo recently purchased for my g/f, stock kernel is definitely faster.

    I've tried netarchy-toastmod-4.1.8-bfs-bfq-fresh-compatible-signed of course with the latest Fresh rom. Also tried netarchy-toastmod-4.1.8-bfs-bfq-signed with his rooted stock froyo rom, same results. I suppose if the browser being a bit slower doesn't bug you, its not a concern, the difference was vast enough to bug me.

    Yes yes i did these test after a clean install (wipe everything).

    oh also tried KiNgxKernel-#4-BFS318-2.6.32.15-Flashable.zip which should be fine with Fresh rom
     
  8. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!
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    I guess what I'm really saying is that you can't quantify the difference in slowness to 7 seconds because even on just one phone, if you load a heavy page over and over again, you'll get widely different results. You could claim that the stock kernel/browser consistently feels faster, but you can't say that it's faster by 7 seconds. Because I'm sure if you loaded google.com on both phones, neither of them will take 7 seconds to load; therefore your difference in speed will be way less than 7 seconds in that scenario.

    And if you did a controlled test, where you loaded the same sites over and over again, clearing the cache between each load, you'll find that the performance of both phones will be about the same.
     
  9. NSXLA

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    loaded engadget/autoblog on both phones over wifi (more than once) and yes cleared the cache to make it fair....most won't care for a few seconds, for me over 3g its enough to stick to stock kernel. :)
     
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